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You may have already considered Botox and Dermal Filler treatments in Glasgow or elsewhere and know what to expect from these procedures, but how do you decide on which clinic to visit?

Best Cosmetic Clinic In Glasgow

We don’t like to show off, but Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic has been rated one of Glasgow’s top three best cosmetic clinics for three years in a row. Utilising a rigorous 50-Point Inspection protocol, an esteemed panel of judges was challenged to choose from the hundreds of clinics across Scotland’s largest city to find the absolute best cosmetic doctor. Their grading criteria included local and regional reputation, history, trust, pricing, patient satisfaction and, very importantly, clinical excellence.

Dr Bong is an advocate for more regulation with the market, is frequently asked to lecture worldwide on both his respected techniques but also the risks caused by unregulated and untrained practitioners.  Please see our Dermal Fillers page for more details.

Dr Kieren Bong is regarded AS one of Europe's best one of Europe's best cosmetic physicians

“We are thrilled and humbled to receive this accolade three years in a row at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic. We are truly grateful for this acknowledgement from the public and will strive even harder to give our patients the very best. We love what we do and thank our patients for their unwavering support.

Patient safety is our number one priority. Therefore, we take our job seriously, offering a range of medical procedures in an environment that encourages open and honest communication between patient and clinician. As a result, thousands of patients have trusted our cosmetic doctor, Dr Kieren Bong, to provide the best Botox and dermal filler treatments over the last 12 years. To be worthy of this trust, Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic has always been committed to excellence in delivering cosmetic procedures and patient care.”

Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic’s founder and medical director, Dr Kieren Bong, is United Kingdom’s leading new-generation cosmetic doctor and a global leader in non-surgical facial enhancement techniques.

Dr Bong prides himself on his innovative approach to advanced non-surgical facial treatments. He is well known for his unique methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain and downtime. Such is his passion for delivering results which are both natural and age-appropriate. Patients have flown in from Canada, Monaco and Scandinavia for his unique touch and skills.

International Trainer and Speaker

Being one of Europe’s top cosmetic doctors, Dr Bong is internationally recognised for his knowledge and skills in advanced techniques in facial aesthetics. Not only does he take the time to explain procedures to his patients carefully, but Dr Bong also trains doctors and surgeons in different countries.

Dr Bong has been an honorary guest speaker and trainer in over 60 countries.

Magazines and Newspapers

As one of Britain’s top cosmetic doctors, Dr Bong appears regularly in newspapers and magazines as an in-demand expert in the exciting field of non-surgical facial aesthetics.

Clinical Lecturer in Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr Bong is an internationally recognised key opinion leader and a passionate academic in cosmetic dermatology. As a clinical lecturer at one of Norway’s most prestigious universities, Dr Bong travels to Oslo several times each academic year to deliver his lectures and carry out hands-on practical training sessions. In addition to his clinical duties, he heads the Botox and Dermal Fillers faculties of Senzie Academy. He sits on their examination board for their Master’s Degree equivalent of a Postgraduate Diploma in Cosmetic Dermatology.

Expert Cosmetic Doctor for Celebrities, Soap Stars, Footballer’s Wives and many more

Apart from having patients all over the United Kingdom and Europe, Dr Bong has had the privilege of working with some of the most famous stars on television, sports stars, TV presenters, West-End performers and notably, former contestants of Miss Universe and Miss World beauty pageants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, you should schedule an appointment for a face-to-face consultation with our cosmetic doctor to discuss your concerns and desired outcomes from this procedure. Dr Bong will listen to your concerns, examine your muscles carefully, and establish if you are suitable for this treatment. Our terms and conditions can be found here.

Dermal fillers are substances/gels injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles and add volume and contour. The products are composed of stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA), which occurs naturally in the skin cells. It works by drawing in water and augmenting the skin, thus reducing the wrinkle treated. It is by no means permanent and is biodegradable. Depending on the type of dermal fillers, results can last between one and two years.

Dermal fillers can help to “fill in” facial indentations, add volume to your skin, smooth unwanted facial wrinkles and lines and help skin regain its youthful look in several areas.

A dermal filler procedure requires no anaesthetic as the dermal filler contains a local anaesthetic. It is straightforward, involves a few tiny injections directly into the skin, and takes only 15-30 minutes.
Make-up can be applied immediately after the procedure, and you can return to work. The result can be seen immediately and lasts from 9-24 months. Optimal results can be maintained over a long period through regular repeated treatments. The procedure varies from person to person depending on your requirements and the severity of the wrinkles that are being treated, in addition to the particular dermal filler being administered.

Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the following 2-4 weeks.

Not at all. Dr Bong prides himself on his innovative approach to advanced non-surgical facial treatments. He is well known for his unique methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain and downtime.

90% of our patients do not require any form of an anaesthetic agent at all, and they describe this procedure as less uncomfortable than getting a vaccine or having a blood sample taken from your arm. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, we use only premium, industry-leading soft tissue fillers which contain a pre-mixed anaesthetic agent.

As a medical doctor will carry out your treatment, we also have the option of anaesthetic injection into the treatment area to ensure your treatment is 100% pain-free.

Yes. We use only products with a proven safety record. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in skin cells. Thus there is no risk of allergic reactions. Even people with food sensitivities can receive these fillers safely. The brands of dermal fillers we use are available in more than 90 countries. They have been an injectable cosmetic treatment with an excellent safety record for over two decades.

  • We only use market-leading brands: Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal.
  • We will not compromise on our standards and use the highest grade of dermal fillers for more dramatic results with better lift and tissue support.
  • Consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by Dr Kieren Bong, who is an international speaker and trainer in advanced facial aesthetics procedures.
  • Virtually pain-free treatment – Dr Bong is an experienced doctor who uses anaesthetics to numb the treated area for increased patient comfort.
  • Dr Bong is well known for his methods of achieving beautiful yet incredibly natural cosmetic results with minimal pain, bruising and downtime.
  • We provide excellent post-treatment care.
  • Dr Bong is often featured in numerous national and international magazines and newspapers.

We use the newest, most advanced non-animal-based form of hyaluronic acid dermal filler on the market today. There are over 250 brands of dermal fillers in Europe. The three largest and most popular brands are Teosyal, Restylane and Juvederm.

Today’s dermal fillers have come a long way since the first generation of collagen injections. Advanced injection techniques, coupled with the use of micro-cannula (blunt needle) and improved product safety, means that significant side effects are extremely uncommon but may include:

• injection-related reactions: these reactions may include redness at the injection site immediately after the treatment.
• Bruising: occasionally, bruising can occur. However, using a micro-cannula (blunt needle) dramatically reduces the risk of bruising.
• Contour irregularities can and do occasionally occur. Massaging can usually smooth out any ‘lumpiness’; however, if persistent the filler can be easily and rapidly dissolved.
• Infection – as with all injections, this procedure risks infection. The syringe is sterile and standard precautions associated with injectable materials are taken.

After your treatment, we will again go through with you any after-care advice to maximise your treatment benefits and avoid undesirable side effects.

You can resume normal activities, drive home, or return to work immediately after the treatment.

As with any injection, there may be some slight redness immediately afterwards. Camouflage make-up may be applied.

The results directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final results. This is because the results will gradually improve over the following two weeks.

For two weeks after the treatment, you are advised to avoid extreme heat (sun bed or sunbathing) or intense cold.

One of the significant advantages of the dermal fillers used at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic is that the effects are long-lasting but not permanent. You are always in control of your looks – you can continue or change your treatment or repeat the procedure as often as you like.
Routine review appointments are generally not required. However, occasionally touch-up procedures may be carried out 2-4 weeks after the initial treatment to achieve optimal correction and maximise the duration of the results (please note that additional costs may be incurred if further product is required).

The rising demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures has increased the number of people administering fillers and other treatments at incredibly low prices. This might sound like good news; unfortunately, it is far from it.

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are costly for excellent reasons. The expense involved in using quality products, providing exceptional service and meeting the necessary safety requirements is significant. To meet these costs, quality practitioners have to set their prices accordingly.

To offer ‘cheap fillers, ‘ shoddy practitioners are unlikely to invest in any of the above. Moreover, when offering cheap treatments, the cost of provision must be minimal for profit.

The Product May Be Imported

Cheap (and fake) dermal fillers are freely available online, often from China, where there are no manufacturing standards. Purchasing cosmetic products from outside the UK may be illegal. The only way for an injector to know that a product is authentic and approved by the UK health authority (MHRA) is to order it directly from the manufacturer or an authorised distributor. These imports faceless government scrutiny than those that have met the strict requirements of MHRA.

Anything imported illegally and bypassing the authorised supply chain means we have no idea how it was handled, transported, or stored. And when improperly stored, the products can degrade and lose their efficacy.

The Injectors May Cut Corners 

Practitioners who do not invest in research, training, the environment they work in, care standards, and protection should things go wrong are an accident waiting to happen. In addition, there are risks involved in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and without the necessary safeguards in place, side effects and complications are more likely to occur.

Some cut-rate injectors operate by doing work at or below cost in the hope that you’ll stay on later at full price. But others curb their losses by overly diluting the products, minimising their effect and possibly increasing your odds of infection. In addition, fillers can be contaminated when taken out of their native syringes.

Some unscrupulous practitioners save half-used syringes of filler to inject into the same patient (or worse, another patient!) later. However, reputable doctors consider filler a single-use item and charge accordingly. In addition, recapped leftover filler can degenerate over time, making it harder to inject or possibly causing lumps at the site.
Inexperienced and Lack Skills

Bargain-basement injections can signal inexperienced practitioners looking for practice. That is yet another reason so many practitioners can undersell. Those injections often are not done by cosmetic doctors but by people with less training.

The Product Could be Fake

While less pervasive than unapproved imports, imitations are also on the rise. What is in these products is anyone’s guess. However, authorised tests have shown that some fake products do not contain any active ingredients. At the same time, some were found to contain too high a concentration of the active ingredients, making them highly dangerous.

Furthermore, these fake products may have been made in an environment lacking sterility, quality and safety assurance.

The most important decision you will make when considering lip enhancement is who will perform your procedure.

90% of the success of lip injections with soft tissue fillers depends on who is doing them. The remaining 10% is dependent on the product. 

Think of it this way: Would you blame the scissors or your stylist for getting a bad haircut? 

At Essence Medical, your consultation and treatment will be carried out personally by Dr Bong. He is widely recognised as one of Europe’s top cosmetic doctors, having trained doctors/nurses from over 100 countries.

Dr Bong has a natural talent for understanding the shape and structure of the lips and the face. He prides himself in his innovative approach to advanced non-surgical facial treatments. He is well known for his unique methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain and downtime. Such is his passion for delivering natural and age-appropriate results for his patients. Dr Bong has developed – and trademarked – numerous advanced techniques which have earned him an international reputation.

Dr Bong’s impressive credentials, meticulous attention to detail and deep understanding of the intricacies of facial features mean you are in the safest hands.

When we book an appointment for you, we commit that time and our resources to your treatment. This means that, if anyone else wants to come at the same time, we will be unable to see them and will have to offer them an alternative time. If you do not then attend that appointment and either do not tell us in advance or give insufficient notice, we are unable to allocate the time to someone else; however, we still have overheads and staff salaries to pay during the unproductive time.

We accept cash or the following major credit and debit cards. We do not accept personal cheques.

Unlike other clinics, we do not take any advance deposit or booking fee. The only exception is our Ultrasound Facial treatment where a nominal non-refundable deposit of £50 is required because an external skin therapist is being brought in specially to carry out the procedure for you. This deposit will be redeemed against your Ultrasound Facial treatment.

When booking your appointment, you will be asked to provide us your credit/debit card details. This is your confirmation of your commitment to attend your appointment. Please rest assured that no money will be taken from your card and your details will be securely stored but encrypted for your own privacy. We assure you that your details are fully protected and safe with us.

We make appointments with the expectation that you will attend at the agreed date & time to undergo your treatment; if you change your mind or work/other commitments prevent you from attending, we ask you to give us a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (excluding Sunday) so that we can reallocate your appointment slot to another customer.

If you do not attend your appointment, or cancel later than the deadlines shown above, we reserve the right to make a charge as follows:
1. Ultrasound Facial: you will forfeit the £50 deposit
2. All other appointments (including consultation): £50 will be charged to your credit/debit card

Please note that, although we normally send text message reminders two days before appointments are due, the successful delivery of these relies on our text provider, your mobile network provider and your phone and cannot therefore be guaranteed.
Therefore, you should not rely on our text messages as the sole reminder of your appointment as we will not be responsible for any appointments missed as a result of non-delivery of the text message reminder, regardless of the reasons for its failure.


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